December 05, 2018
It is important to protect your cat from possible intestinal parasites, however after deworming a cat you may still find blood in the stool, this is called hematochezia which can be a minor outcome of intestinal parasites or other signs of possible serious medical health.
The blood from the stool can be light with or without symptoms occurring.
Hematochezia is the bleeding in the lower part of intestines, it can be coming from the rectum or colon which causes bright blood in the stool.
Melena is another term use for blood in stool, the only difference is that melena has a dark colour blood due to the bleeding coming from the highest part of the intestines.
Always check the colour, usually you will find it is light or dark blood, can be a cause of gastrointestinal upset due to overeating and food that are not acceptable by their digestion.
Intestinal worms such as cryptosporidium causes swelling in the intestines that results in bleeding, roundworms and hookworms are possibly intestinal parasites that affect blood in the stool, constipation is one way to occur blood from the stool, it damages the anus and irritate it that causes blood stain when there is a slight tear arise in the anal that causes the blood.
Bacterial infection Salmonella that causes the inflammation in the colon part of what they called colitis. Swelling or Impacted Anal Glands is when swelling or impacted that leads to infection or abscess which produce a solid, foul smelling substance when the cat defecates, which the inflammation on the anal glands.
Polyps recto anal is commonly seen in cats they are not necessarily cancerous symptoms include difficulty defecating, blood in the stool and obvious polyp from the anus. IBD-IBD or inflammatory bowel disease is a result from penetration of inflammatory cells getting into the GI tract that causes the inflammation, symptoms present are diarrhoea, blood in stool and chronic vomiting. Cancer can exist watch out for sudden weight loss, blood with diarrhoea, lethargic, anorexia and abnormal growth in the abdomen.
Swelling in the lining of the large intestine which is called colitis develop due to stress, nutrition, infection, intestinal parasites or cancer. Look for symptoms such as blood in stool, diarrhoea, recurrent liquid stools and loss of appetite. Blood Clot is associated to decrease number of platelets counts or bleeding disorder where in the blood does not normally clot. This is called haemophilia, the condition is inherited.